United States Utah Salt Lake City


A historic speakeasy-style establishment known for its artisan cocktails and cozy, prohibition-era ambiance.

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Established in the 1930s, Bar-X is one of the oldest bars in Salt Lake City. The venue exudes a classic speakeasy vibe with its dim lighting, leather booths, and a dark wooden bar. The cocktail menu boasts an impressive selection of classic drinks, with a particular focus on whiskey.

leah 1 year ago

Not an official gay bar, but a super welcoming, cozy, and safe space with amazing cocktails.

leah 1 year ago

Bar-X Guides

  • Salt Lake City's Secret Speakeasies (and Where to Find them)

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Salt Lake City's speakeasy scene is a hidden treasure trove of secret watering holes and intimate drinking spots, just waiting to be discovered by the curious and adventurous. From hidden entrances and password-protected doors to prohibition-era decor, these clandestine bars offer a glimpse into a bygone era of glamour and intrigue. The Rest, a speakeasy within a speakeasy, is a must-visit for its intimate ambiance and artisanal cocktails, while The Red Door beckons patrons with its live music and sophisticated vibe. Escape the ordinary and step back in time to a world of mystery and indulgence with Salt Lake City's best-kept secret: its speakeasy scene.
  • The Best Gay Bars in Salt Lake City

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Salt Lake City is definitely not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about LGBTQ nightlife, but it's actually home to a thriving gay bar scene. From dance clubs to drag show to neighborhood hangouts, these spots offer up a safe and cool environment for queer folk and allies, whether you're a local or just visiting.